7 Of The Best Bars In Salzburg

Famous for being home to the stunning Hohensalzburg fortress and the birthplace of Mozart, Salzburg is one of Austria’s most interesting and historical cities. In addition to a seriously charming old town and Baroque architecture, there’s a great nightlife. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, there are plenty of bars where you enjoy a fun evening with creative drinks. Here are the seven best bars in Salzburg.

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1. Steinterrasse

If you are looking for some great drinks with an unbeatable view, head to chic and stylish Steinterrasse off Giselakai. This swanky hotel bar is a perfect place to clink a few glasses to Salzburg and enjoy the atmosphere. Start with a glass of wine and head out to the patio for a beautiful look at Old Town.

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2. Augustiner Bräustübl

Wet your whistle at this old Austrian beer house that sings a tune of the old days. This cellar style tavern is home to Austria’s largest beer garden and boasts some seriously good bites. Grab yourself a stein and gigantic soft pretzel to start the night off right.

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3. Die Weisse

This local fave is a mashup between a microbrewery, beer garden and restaurant. Famed for being the countries oldest brewery, you’re sure to enjoy some delicious pints here. So grab a seat and order a few famous weissbiers to kick off the night.

4. Watzmann

Right off the river banks on Giselakai, you’ll find one of Salzburg’s most fun and funky bars. Watzmann is known for its incredible happy hours and lively party atmosphere. If you’re looking for great cocktails and an evening full of great music, head to Watzmann. The crowd is always super personable, so you’ll probably make a few friends in the process, too.

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5. Darwin’s

This just wouldn’t be a list of great bars in Salzburg without mentioning Darwin’s Cafe. This gem is right in the heart of the city and pours the very best cocktails, drafts and wines. Coffee enthusiasts will love their array of cafe items such as espresso martinis and a deliciously smooth Irish coffee.

Snag a seat at the bar where you can take in the elaborate mural and start with a whiskey sour.

6. Murphy’s Law Irish Pub

Who doesn’t love a few good pints at a classic Irish pub? At this oh so warm and cosy bar you’ll find a great variety of beer and decent prices snacks. Start off with a Guinness before moving on to their smooth Irish whiskey selection. One thing is for sure, you’ll definitely be back again.

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7. Alchimiste Belge

Belgian beer buffs, this is the place for you. Alchimiste Belge is a favourite among tourists and locals alike for their world-class bartenders and an impressive lineup of Belgian beer. Treat yourself to a Duvel and be sure to grab a stout and creamy Leffe.

Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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